Ishmael Beah woke us from our slumbers with his memoir of being a forced child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. Join us as the UNICEF Ambassador
and Advocate for Children Affected by War revisits his homeland after the
fighting is done and continues the story of his country's civil war in Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel.
Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their desecrated village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as
teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining
concern’s depredations slow their progress and precipitate some soul searching,
but our heroes (like Beah himself) stay radiant to the end.
Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you. Or purchase a copy
from the book link below and ask us to have it signed in the "Order
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
NH author Chelsey Philpot grew
up spending her weekends browsing the shelves at Gibson's, and we're
thrilled to be able to place her debut novel on the shelves of our new
store! Join us as she presents Even in Paradise. Early readers are throwing some pretty impressive names around in trying to describe Chelsey's new book.... "The Great Gatsby meets Looking for Alaska in this stunning debut novel." "With inspiration drawn from Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited,
Chelsey Philpot's moving debut novel perfectly captures the intensity,
the thrill, and the heartbreak of our too-brief friendships and loves."
Come meet Chelsey Philpot and hear about this excellent new book!
Concord native Michael Fournier returns triumphant with his new novel! Swing Stateunveils
the generally overlooked decades-long economic downturn in the rural
Northeast. With an unflinching eye, he lays bare the dim dreams and raw
existence of the lives of three residents of Armbrister, New Hampshire,
who share the same goal: Get out. Faced with grim prospects, the
intersection of bullying and terrorism blurs, with disastrous
consequences in this deftly woven tale. "A riveting, compassionate
story"--Mike Faloon, author of 'The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock' and
editor of 'Fan Interference'
Quarterly meeting of the Poetry Society of NH--free and open to the public
After a private board meeting, a public poetry event centered on The Widow's Handbook begins at 11 AM and goes until 1 PM.
The Widows’ Handbook
is the first anthology of poems by contemporary widows, many of whom
have written their way out of solitude and despair, distilling their
strongest feelings into poetry or memoir. This stirring collection
celebrates the strategies widows learn and the resources they muster to
deal with people, living space, possessions, social life, and especially
themselves, once shock has turned to the realization that nothing will
ever be the same. As Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says in
her foreword, losing one's partner is a loss like no other.
Some big books for fall
Dan Chartrand from Water Street and I visited Laura Knoy recently to
talk about some of the best books for fall. If you missed the show, you
can find our lists and listen to the broadcast here. ... Here's a photo in which I was making some point or other--who knows, really--much to the apparent amusement of Dan.